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Discover the power of video learning

Watching videos is one of the most engaging ways to learn.

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Reap rewards with your reading list!

Using your module reading list means no scrambling about in the (proverbial) dark for essential resources. You can find books, e-books, videos, articles, websites, all specially selected by your tutors so you excel at your course, in a single place. Locating the reading list But first, the basics. Where can you find this nifty list? […]

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Microsoft Office – work it like a pro!

Is Microsoft Office having a negative effect on your life? Does formatting your documents in Word give you a headache? Could your PowerPoint presentations look more professional? Perhaps you wonder if you’re using Excel in the most effective way? If you feel less than positive about your Microsoft Office skills, then visit our Microsoft Office courses web page. […]

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Make your studies a little easier – download the library app

We’ve recently launched an app that can help you save time and effort. Our new app puts key library services at your fingertips and can help you keep on track with your studies. Time saving There are two big time-saving benefits with the library app. We’ve selected the services that you need most and grouped […]

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Use the right resources and take your studies to the next level

We provide a wide array of high-quality resources to help make your studies a success. We have a web page that lists our new resources, and generally, as a starting point, we recommend you use Library Search – the gateway to the Library’s information resources in both print and electronic form, including books, journals, newspapers, databases […]

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Stand out from the IT crowd with MOS

Imagine it now… you’re in front of the interview panel and they have asked about your knowledge of Microsoft Office tools. You might seek to assure them, saying “Yes, I have great Word and PowerPoint skills, and can analyse data using Excel…”, but how can you actually demonstrate that? Simple. Show prospective employers that you […]

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Use USIR: Give your essay the extra edge

You might have spotted the acronym before, but are you aware of the wealth of information contained in USIR? Join The Library’s Metadata and Licensing Administrator, Andrew Marsden, as he uncovers a world of research… Did you know that the University of Salford has an Institutional Repository? Well, we do, and it’s rather snappily called […]

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Exams – How to make them work for you

Have you got exams coming up? Our advice will help you be at your best, both preparing for the exam and on the day itself.  Make sure you’re revising the right thing! Be clear about what sub-topics will be covered on each exam. If you aren’t sure, check – there’s no point revising something which […]

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Keeping motivation high in stressful times

When working or studying, it’s hard at the best of times to find motivation when you need it the most. It’s even harder right now with lockdowns and the pandemic. So, here are a few tips that can help you to stay motivated for any environment – whether it be in study, at work, or […]

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The Pomodoro Technique – Tomatoes instead of time

Beat procrastination and improve your focus, one Pomodoro at a time. So what’s a Pomodoro? A Pomodoro is actually a tomato in Italian but it’s also the secret to effective time management! Who ever thought that thinking in tomatoes was better than thinking in time? Now it may sound silly to think about, but many […]